Obesity causes global warming, say scientists
Posted by alfied on April 21, 2009
Being overweight is bad for the environment as well as your health, according to a study released today.
They added that a higher dependency on cars was also a contributing factor.
Global warming: Obese people are likely to need more food and fuel, causing more carbon emissions than slim people
The authors, Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts, said: ‘When it comes to food consumption, moving about in a heavy body is like driving around in a gas guzzler.
‘The heavier our bodies become the harder and more unpleasant it is to move about in them and the more dependent we become on our cars.
‘Staying slim is good for health and for the environment. We need to be doing a lot more to reverse the global trend towards fatness, and recognise it as a key factor in the battle to reduce emissions and slow climate change.’